Where to get the best Xbox One trade-in price

By Aaron Potter | | | 172 |

Whether you own a launch Xbox One, an Xbox One S or a 4K-ready Xbox One X, Microsoft’s platform is home to a whole host of great games like Gears of War, Halo and Forza Horizon. However, if you’re looking to shakeup your gaming lifestyle by switching to PS4 or Nintendo Switch, or just want to get yourself ready for the next console in the Xbox family, trading it in to a respected UK retailer is the best way to recoup some of the original cost and invest it elsewhere.

The price you’re quoted will be dependent on the quality of your Xbox One, what particular SKU or model it is, as well as how much memory it’s packing under the hood. The good news is that you don’t necessarily need to still have the console’s original box, nor the same Xbox One controller it was packaged with in order to trade it in. Here we’ll run through the Xbox One trade-in systems for three second-hand retailers in the UK, letting you decide where to go to receive the best price.

Getting your Xbox One ready for trade-in

Before you send your Xbox One off to the retailer or bring it physically into a store, there are a few things you can do to ensure that the process goes off without a hitch and reduce the risk of your console being rejected. Namely, find the original packaging if you can and make sure that all corresponding wires and cables are included. Most places won’t accept the Xbox One console by itself, so you’ll need to include an Xbox One controller – even if it isn’t the original.

Xbox One Console

You’ll also want to wipe the console of all your data in order to preserve your personal information. This is easily done through Xbox One’s settings menu where you can restore everything back to its factory settings. Finally, clean your Xbox One using a microfibre cloth to make it as presentable as possible, vacuuming the system’s vents to remove any dust that might potential cause issues. Now your Xbox One is ready to be traded in.

Choose a retailer that offers the most money for Xbox One trade-in

Short of setting up shop at your local Car Boot Sale, you’ll never be at a loss for places where you can trade in your Xbox One. There are so many, in fact, that below we’ll only be able to break down the process for three of the UK’s top second-hand retailers. GAME, CEX and Music Magpie all have their own benefits, so let’s dive in.

GAME Xbox One trade-in price

The UK’s most prominent games retailer is no stranger to accepting pre-owned goods, known for selling refurbished consoles and accessories as much as they are new stock. Trading in your Xbox One is as simple as bringing it into the store, but GAME do also offer the ability to look up your particular console’s SKU and quality via their website and send it off to them directly. This saves you needing to waste time and energy on travel and assures you never pay deliver fees.

The prices below were correct at the time of writing and are based on best possible spec requirements:

Original Xbox One 1TB – £78

Xbox One S 1TB – £97

Xbox One X 1TB – £180

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How much markup will GAME add when selling Xbox One trade-ins?

To help you negotiate a better price from GAME for your old Xbox One, we’ve included the cheapest refurbished Xbox One consoles sold at GAME today. It’s worth remembering that GAME will need to refurbish your console before they sell it on, so if these prices below look much more than what they initially offer you for trading in your Xbox One, GAME will likely say it’s mostly down to cleaning costs etc.

Xbox One S for just £159.99
Pre-owned - Fair condition

Xbox One S 1TB

£159.99

In Stock

  • Price decreased from £169.99 to £159.99 on 30th May at 01:56
  • Deal history
    • Price decreased from £169.99 to £159.99 on 30th May at 01:56
    • Price decreased from £179.99 to £169.99 on 26th Apr at 16:14
    • Price decreased from £199.99 to £179.99 on 3rd Jan at 01:57
    • Came into stock on 3rd Nov at 02:11
    • Came into stock on 2nd Nov at 17:08
    • Deal first found on 22nd Sep at 05:02
    Xbox One X for just £269.99
    Pre-owned - Fair condition

    Xbox One X 1TB

    £269.99

    In Stock

    • Price decreased from £299.99 to £269.99 on 20th Jun at 00:44
  • Deal history
    • Price decreased from £299.99 to £269.99 on 20th Jun at 00:44
    • Price decreased from £309.99 to £299.99 on 30th May at 01:56
    • Price decreased from £339.99 to £309.99 on 26th Apr at 16:14
    • Deal first found on 30th Mar at 01:23

    Music Magpie Xbox One trade-in price

    Music Magpie are one of the most unique UK retailers in that they deal exclusively in pre-owned goods and are exclusively based online. This helps give Music Magpie a slight edge when it comes to the submission or trade-in process, which benefits customers by letting them get an instant price for their console and paying the agreed amount one day after it’s been received either via cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Find your Xbox One model online, input the information and get it sent.

    The prices below were correct at the time of writing and are based on best possible spec requirements:

    Original Xbox One 1TB – £75

    Xbox One S 1TB – £117

    Xbox One X 1TB – £208

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    How to negotiate the best rate at Music Magpie when trading in your Xbox One

    For you to have any sense of what a good price is for your Xbox One trade-in, it’s worth taking a look at the current going rate for a refurbished or pre-owned console from your selected retailer. In this case it’s Music Magpie, once accepted they’ll resale your Xbox One with an included markup to help turn a profit. Knowing what this is could grant you some strong negotiating power and even better inform you of the specific quality your Xbox One should be submitted as.

    Xbox One S for just £159.99
    Refurbished - Pristine

    Xbox One S 500GB

    £159.99

    In Stock

    • Price increased from £154.99 to £159.99 on 13th Jun at 16:21
  • Deal history
    • Price increased from £154.99 to £159.99 on 13th Jun at 16:21
    • Deal first found on 19th May at 18:31
    Xbox One X for just £299.99
    Refurbished - Good

    Xbox One X 1TB

    £299.99

    In Stock

    • Price decreased from £304.99 to £299.99 on 7th May at 17:56
  • Deal history
    • Price decreased from £304.99 to £299.99 on 7th May at 17:56
    • Deal first found on 6th May at 14:34

    CEX Xbox One trade-in price

    Like GAME, CEX are many people’s go-to place when it comes to trading in or buying second-hand gaming goods. Their website, webuy.com, features one of the most detailed online console listings, being extensive enough to find your exact Xbox One variant to find the specific price. You can bring your Xbox One into them directly in store or send it off. The latter requires you to create an account and input all the relevant information, before packaging it up and posting it via Royal Mail Freepost.

    The prices below were correct at the time of writing and are based on best possible spec requirements:

    Original Xbox One 1TB – £65

    Xbox One S 1TB – £95

    Xbox One X 1TB – £182

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